About ACL

About Agatha Christie Limited

Agatha Christie Limited (ACL) has been managing the literary and media rights to Agatha Christie's works around the world since 1955, when the company was set up by Christie herself. 

It is now chaired by Agatha Christie’s great grandson James Prichard. 64% of ACL is owned by RLJ Entertainment, a premier independent owner, developer, licensee and distributor of entertainment content and programming primarily in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia. 36% is owned by Agatha Christie’s family.

Agatha Christie Productions (ACP) is the screen production arm of ACL. ACP works with leading production companies to produce shows such as the recent critically-acclaimed BBC/Lifetime adaptation of the world's best-selling crime novel And Then There Were None, starring Aidan Turner (Poldark), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park). 

About Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie was an extraordinary woman with a remarkable mind. She wrote her first mystery novel when she was 26, and it was published four years later as The Mysterious Affair at Styles. There followed a prolific writing career spanning five decades, with over 80 novels and short story collections, including Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, and the genre-defining And Then There Were None. She wrote 19 plays, of which the most famous, The Mousetrap, is the longest running play in the world.

With more than two billion books published, Agatha Christie is outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her works have been widely adapted and produced across most media platforms around the world, including TV, film, radio, publishing, stage, games and digital. Easily translatable, her books have been published in over 100 languages, making her the most translated writer of all time.

For more information about Agatha Christie, her life, stories and characters please visit our consumer website www.agathachristie.com

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